Big Ditch Brewing is set to release Deep Cut, their highly sought after Double IPA, in cans this weekend. The critically acclaimed beer will be made available in 16 oz. 4-pack cans (for a tasty price of $14.99) on Saturday, February 4 at 10am at the brewery. There will be a maximum of 1 case per customer (subject to change), due to the availability of approximately 200 cases. And for those that miss out on the cans, Deep Cut will be on tap for pints and growler fills. Big Ditch has also promised that this will not be the last time that they can Deep Cut, with tentative plans for monthly releases.
Over a year of pounding the pavement and collecting your votes has come and gone and now MyCity Brew, who are seeking to brew the ultimate Buffalo craft beer, have pared their beer selections down to one and Buffalo has voted for a Dunkel (Dark Lager), which beat out Pale Lager and Pilsner in the final round. “The Dunkel’s darker color and full-flavor appeals to the craft beer drinkers of Buffalo,” MyCity Brew says. And while MyCity Brew works with Community Beer Works’ beer wizard Drew Hardin on formulating and brewing the beer, you can also help name it! Submit your suggestion at www.mycitybrew.com/vote (we like Nighty Nighty Juice and Deep Dark Trench coat) or at MCB ballot boxes around the city.
If you can envision your favorite homebrew being brewed at Flying Bison and then served as this year’s Erie County Fair Beer, then you need to enter the 2017 Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition, which is now accepting entries. $20 allows for up to 5 entries (includes 5 admissions to the fair). Also, new for 2017, entries will be accepted at Flying Bison from 12-8pm on April 6 and 7 (bring your entry, bring a growler and have it filled for $5). It’s time to get brewed so hopefully you can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Mark Zambian, who took home the competition with his Roggenbier. The deadline for entries is April 7. Find more information at www.ecfair.org.
SATO Brewpub has announced that accomplished homebrewers, Jonathan Huber and Josh Supry will serve as their brewing team. Huber, who has been named Head Brewer, is a graduate of the ECC brewing science program and also served an internship with Flying Bison, while Supry has won several awards for his homebrews. Community Beer Works’ Andrew Hardin will serve as a beer consultant for the new venture, which will pair ‘elevated pub food’ with Japanese-style beer. SATO Brewpub will feature one flagship beer in addition to several taps of rotating seasonal offerings. SATO Brewpub will be housed in the Dun Building, located at 110 Pearl Street. Visit http://www.satobrewpub.com/ for more information.
Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.